We are duly watching the 20 April 2008 live net feed and at 10.25 am the compere Phillip Williams crosses to the Population sustainability climate change and water group.
Literally within one minute Penny Wong, former logging unionist, former adviser to NSW Forestry minister Yeadon, now federal climate change minister, walks into the discussion in order draw the attention of the full net audience. In other words a clear indication of choreography of publicity for ALP ministers for this event, in handshake with the ABC coverage.
And she adds very little value really, going through process and drafting minutiae. All very dry and disempowering really.